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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Faucett, Hon. Peter

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Faucett, Hon. Peter, M.L.C., formerly Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court, New South Wales, was born in Dublin, and educated at Trinity College, where he graduated B.A. in 1842, and was called to the bar in 1845. He emigrated to Sydney In 1852, and was admitted to the colonial bar. He was returned to the first Legislative Assembly as member for King and Georgiana in 1856, and was elected for East Sydney in 1860. He was Solicitor-General in the Martin Ministry from Oct. 1863 to Feb. 1865, and in October of the latter year was appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. In 1889 he retired on a pension, having been called to the Legislative Council in the previous year.